General question about transferring saves

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Wizard Of Odd
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General question about transferring saves

Post by Wizard Of Odd »

Hi,

I have played through about half of COMI on the Wii build of ScummVM, but would like to finish it off on my iPhone.

Do the different builds of ScummVM use the same saves, can I literally just transfer my save from my Wii SD card to my iPhone or would I need to start again?

Thanks!!
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Re: General question about transferring saves

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Wizard Of Odd wrote:Do the different builds of ScummVM use the same saves, can I literally just transfer my save from my Wii SD card to my iPhone or would I need to start again?
Yes, the saves are cross platform. However it may happen that some port (Afaik SymbianOS suffered from this in the past) does not have zlib support included. In such case ScummVM will complain about broken save. If you face such situation, just add .gz suffix to it, unzip and feed to ScummVM over again.

Another thing is that the saves are not forward-compatible. I.e. not all 0.13 saves will work on 0.12. However we maintain full backward-compatibility in majority of cases.


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